2015 USDA Farm to School Census Results Are In!

USDA Food and Nutrition Service, USDA Farm to School Grantee:  Firstline Schools, Inc. / Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, Louisiana


USDA Food and Nutrition Service, USDA Farm to School Grantee:  Firstline Schools, Inc. / Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, Louisiana

Earlier this week, the USDA Farm to School team released the official results from the 2015 Farm to School Census. Here are the highlights for our state:

  • 54 school gardens in Louisiana
  • 33% of our school districts are participating in farm to school activities
  • $10,951,500 invested in local food purchases (by school districts)
  • 288,083 students impacted by farm to school activities

Thank you to all of the Louisiana educators, food service professionals and growers working together to increase equity, improve health outcomes for students, and advance economic opportunities for farmers. It is because of you that farm to school in Louisiana is thriving!

For more info and to find your district's results, check out the full census here.